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SSPS6004: Social Research Ethics

This unit introduces students to key issues, debates and ethical questions in human research, enabling them to acquire knowledge and develop skills for research degrees and funding applications. It examines values and principles of research ethics, and encourages students to reflect on these in relation to research with human subjects. The unit offers practical support to higher degree research students developing, or planning to develop, a human research ethics application.

Code SSPS6004
Academic unit Sociology and Criminology
Credit points 6
SCLG6902 or SCLG3003

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key issues, debates and ethical issues in human research.
  • LO2. understand the values and principals of ethical conduct and the ethical considerations specific to research methods or fields.
  • LO3. think reflexively about the specific ethical implications to participants and identify ethical matters relating to specific categories of research participants/relevant stakeholders.
  • LO4. demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with regard to understanding research governance and responsibilities in monitoring and reviewing human research.
  • LO5. communicate complex ethical issues and demonstrate the written skills required to successfully write a research proposal.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.